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TV Tech Guy Rich DeMuro offers tech news, gadget reviews, helpful apps and answers your questions.

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TV Tech Guy Rich DeMuro offers tech news, gadget reviews, helpful apps and answers your questions.

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Best Web Browsers to Protect Your Privacy & Preventing Payment Card Fraud

2/24/2024
Rich talked about the AT&T outage and the healthcare hack this week, and how it got him to thinking about having a backup plan. International authorities busted a major ransomware hacking group called LockBit and released free software to help victims unlock their files. Thurman in Massachusetts wants an alternative to the Thunderbird email app. Rich recommends checking out a website called AlternativeTo.net. Bill in San Diego wants to retrieve text messages from his deceased sister’s phone. He has the passcode. Rich recommends the iMazing App. Rose in Los Angeles looking for more information about Google’s Results About You feature. Rich mentioned DIY opt-out guides at DeleteMe and HaveIBeenPwned.com Vivian in Menifee says she is locked out of her iPhone because she forgot her passcode. Ring stops selling its Car Cam. Google is pausing its Gemini AI image generator until it can get things right. ZJ in Anaheim wants to obscure his home on Google Maps. Rich says to follow the directions here. Find your home on Street View and tap Report a Problem in the lower right-hand corner. Here, you can request to blur out your home. Google says they will “review your report as fast as we can.” Chris in Long Beach wants to know if auto-generated passwords are a good thing. Rich recommends using a password manager and also setting it as the Autofill on your iPhone or Android. Arthur Edelstein of PrivacyTests.org, open-source tests of web browser privacy Pam in Ventura is worried about her credit card being hacked. Rich mentioned some ways to protect your card number including using Tap to Pay and the chip when possible. And when shopping online protect your number with a one-time use number from a service like Privacy.com. Samsung released a major software update for the S24 series that improves the display and camera. Samsung will bring its new AI features to older flagship phones including the S23 series in March. Elsa in Playa Del Rey, CA says be careful with fraud alerts. Most of the time banks won’t call, so if you get a call be aware it could be a scam. Alan in West LA wants to know how to get a streaming service for his parents in a simple way. Rich recommends Fire TV stick. Apple Sports is a free new app that lets you choose your favorite sports teams and see when they’re playing, scores, betting odds and more. Apple is making iMessage encryption even stronger to combat quantum computers cracking the code. Neal O'Farrell, founder of the Center for AI Crime will share 20 ways AI is accelerating all kinds of scams and frauds. Beware of Facebook funeral scams. Turns out, rice isn’t the best way to dry out a wet smartphone. 60 - February 24, 2024 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! Links may be affiliate. RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:45:21

Checking for Personal Data on the Dark Web & Managing iCloud Storage

2/17/2024
Rich talks about helping out a colleague get his computer back up and running. It took longer than he expected and Disk Drill was a savior. Cam in Los Angeles wants to know about how to find their information on the Dark Web. Rich mentioned Hayley Kaplan for investigations, but also mentioned tools including Google’s Results About You, Google One Dark Web Monitoring and Mozilla Monitor, which he’s tried. Other resources include https://haveibeenpwned.com/, Experian and Norton. People are already returning the Apple Vision Pro and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the $500 Meta Quest 3 is better for most people. Steven in Bakersfield wants to know the best ways to stay connected on an upcoming International pilgrimage. Rich mentioned Airalo. OpenAI unveiled Sora, a new text-to-video generator that uses AI and early clips look pretty incredible. Mark in San Diego is having trouble accessing his Outlook account after doing an update. Rich says to reset the program and also check to be sure you have enough storage in your account. Google Photos has a new feature called Photo Stacks. Victor in Santa Barbara wants to know if the Outlook app, which is replacing Mail in Windows, will support Earthlink email. There’s new malware for the iPhone called GoldPickaxe. Android has added features called Android Safe Browsing and Live Threat Protection to help keep you safe from malware and phishing links. Here’s how to turn them on. Samsung says they will put out a software update in late February to address screen and camera issues on the Samsung S24 series. Mark in Woodland Hills can’t get a Firefox shortcut to delete from his Windows desktop. Bob O'Donnell, the president, founder and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research will explain what AI PCs are all about. Johnny in Hacienda Heights is wondering if he should leave 1Password for Apple Password Manager. Rich mentioned free third-party alternatives including Bitwarden and Google Password Manager. Verizon is making auto-pay customers use checking accounts or their own Visa card to get the $10 monthly discount. No more debit cards. Google has a new feature that will call you when a customer service rep is available to talk for major companies like airlines and insurance. Michelle in Mission Viejo wants to know how to listen to her audiobooks on CD in the car that doesn’t have a CD player. Rich says to try the top-rated Bluetooth CD player on Amazon and if that doesn’t work, consider ripping the CD to MP3 files and transferring them to her phone. Vudu is becoming Fandango at Home. Roku hit a milestone of over 80 million active users. Super Bowl LVII sets a new viewership record. Amazon quietly removed support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos from Prime Video if you don’t pay $3 extra a month. Tesla dominated US EV registrations in 2023, but Rivian and Hyundai are also growing Advisorator Columnist Jared Newman will talk about what to do if you’re out of iCloud storage. Don’t forget to check out his Big List of Streaming Deals. 59 - February 17, 2024 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! Links may be affiliate. RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:49:19

Chicago Auto Show EVs & Stopping Your TV from Spying

2/10/2024
Rich talked about going to Chicago for the Auto Show and how it’s great to see the auto revolution in person. See his highlights here. He mentioned a company called Emergency Safety Solutions that is trying to eliminate disabled vehicle crashes. He also mentioned upgrading his TV for the Super Bowl and recommends going OLED if you can. Also, he discovered modern TVs are spying on you with a feature called Automatic Content Recognition. Google the manufacturer of your TV along with “turn off ACR” to find directions on how to turn it off. Angie in Riverside wants wired internet in her home. Rich recommends trying a mesh network first but if that doesn’t work, try searching for an installer on Yelp. Rich says the Super Bowl will be in 4K and explains how to watch or stream it. Emily Dreibelbis, EV Reporter at PCMag.com will chime in on the Chicago Auto Show Sam Abuelsamid, auto analyst at Guidehouse Insights will chime in on the Chicago Auto Show Drake Moschkau, auto content creator will chime in on the Chicago Auto Show Dan in Carpenteria, CA wants to know if there is a way to change TV stations automatically. Louise wants recommendations for an outdoor TV. Rich says Sunbrite or Samsung Terrace are the popular picks, but you can find cheap outdoor TV’s on Amazon, too. Disney+ will start its password-sharing crackdown this summer. Rich mentioned the MyShake earthquake app for alerts. Judy in Yucipa is getting a text message that says her service is going to be deactivated. Rich says it’s bogus. Dee asks what’s the best antenna to get for over-the-air channels. Rich recommends popping your zip code into the website at AntennasDirect.com and seeing what they say. Rich says there is a lot of information about you floating around online, including your address, phone number, passwords and more. There are a few ways to remove it. Google Results about you, Google Dark Web scanning and Mozilla Monitor can help you reclaim your online privacy. Guy from Moorpark has another solution for making any TV outdoor, a company called Apollo Enclosures. Ring is raising prices on its subscription service starting March 11, 2024. Ring has a powerful new video doorbell that gives you Pro-level features but with a battery. The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is $230 and ships March 6. Dr. Chris Pierson, cybersecurity expert with BlackCloak.io, will explain how romance scams work and how to avoid them. Patty in Palmdale is having issues with her TV’s. Stan in Oxnard is wondering is automation in cars is making worse drivers. Dan in New Hampshire needs an LTE security camera. Rich says to check out models from Arlo and Eufy. Hawaiian Airlines is the first major carrier to install Starlink high-speed internet on their planes. Alexa Emergency Assist might be a good solution to call for help in an emergency using your Echo speaker. Apple is developing a foldable iPhone. Duh. Google Bard is now Gemini. Rivian will unveil a cheaper new SUV called the R2 on March 7. T-Mobile customers can now get new perks through a program called Magenta Status. Kyle Vorbach, filmmaker, How I Faked My Life With AI, will talk about the history, benefits and dangers of the AI revolution 58 - February 10, 2024 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! Links may be affiliate. RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:47:17

Apple Vision Pro Goes on Sale & Protecting Your Online Privacy

2/3/2024
Rich discusses the launch of the Apple Vision Pro. Fred emailed to ask about the best TV’s to buy if you’re upgrading for the Super Bowl. Spencer in Charlotte, NC shared some recommendations on how to enjoy the upcoming solar eclipse and protect your eyes. Scott Stein of CNET will join to talk about his experience using Apple Vision Pro. Sean in Palmdale bought a smart light system and it won’t work with eero. Amazon and iRobot agree to terminate their $1.7 acquisition deal. Social media executives were grilled by senators once again over child safety online. Matt Swider of the TheShortcut.com talks about bringing the Apple Vision Pro on a plane. Hulu is the latest to crackdown on password sharing. Paul in Fallbrook, CA is wondering why his recents calls and voicemails are showing up on his wife’s iPhone. Paul in Columbus, Ohio wants to know why Costco TV’s have different model numbers than other retailers. Robert wants to know how to connect ethernet devices to his T-Mobile wireless internet. Rich recommends a network switch. Sarah in Ventura is having trouble logging into a Zoom meeting. Amazon has a new AI shopping assistant called Rufus. Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance, will join to talk about simple ways consumers can protect their privacy and data online. Walt in Oxnard is trying to get in touch with Peacock to update his credit card number. Rich says to use the official help pages and chat bot. Many online services don’t have a phone number and if you search online for one you might be led into the hands of scam artists. Frank in Denver is wondering if his wife’s iPhone was hacked becuase her contact photo changed. Rich thinks it’s the new Contact Posters feature in iOS 17. A wild game called Palworld is super popular right now. It’s kind of a twisted version of Pokemon. Snap is recalling all of it’s Pixy drones because the battery can catch fire. Mickey in Camarillo wants to know if DuckDuckGo is a good way to keep your browsing private online. The Together by Renee app helps you manage your medicines, get vital signs with a selfie and can now analyze your voice for signs of anxiety and depression. iOS available now, Android on February 5. Robin Gelburd, President of FAIR Health will join to explain their new online tool that can help you figure out how much a medical procedure should cost by using a map of the body. Rich mentioned an app to help you pay medical bills called Papaya Pay. Yelp will now use AI to summarize reviews and what’s notable about businesses and restaurants. TikTok has removed all Universal Music from it’s platform after a licensing deal ended. Fossil is getting out of the smartwatch business, but will continue to support existing devices for a few years. Ford will give away free Tesla charging adapters so users can charge their Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning EV’s on Tesla’s charging network. Tesla’s latest “recall” is actually another software update. Google Bard can now generate AI images for free. Philo is now available on VIZIO smart TV’s. Cool new iOS App: Arc Search by the Browser Company. Rich mentioned he also likes Perplexity AI a lot for it’s unique search results that are more like a little summary on a topic instead of links. 57 - February 3, 2024 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! Links may be affiliate. RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:48:35

OnePlus 12 Smartphone & Mother of All Data Breaches

1/27/2024
Rich talked about the ramifications of switching his SIM into the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra in order to really test it. He loves the powerful nature of the phone - the screen, antennas and even the software - but the Apple ecosystem is tough to shake. His MagSafe chargers don’t work with the phone and the people he texts with are commenting about the green bubble. Overall, the phone is excellent, it just needs a bit of software update polish for the camera. Jim in Claremont, CA asked about the language translation features on the new Samsung phones. Fake AI Taylor Swift images are circulating on the internet and they’re going to be tough to stop. The first election issue related to AI happened in New Hampshire where voters got a robocall with an AI generated President Biden voice asking them not to vote. Juan Carlos Bagnell, SomeGadgetGuy on YouTube, will review the OnePlus 12 smartphone. Loren in San Diego wants to know if T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet will be sufficient for streaming TV shows and movies on his smart TV. They’re calling it the Mother of All Data Breaches, someone compiled usernames, passwords, emails and phone numbers from past breaches into one giant database. You can check to see if your data is included here. Make sure you’re not re-using the same passwords across websites and enable two factor authentication where possible. Rich talked about using JustWatch for his movie watching list. Stanley in Bettsville, Ohio is wondering if he should use transfer software to move computers. Richard in St. Charles, Illinois wants to avoid Windows Updates. Turn on Stolen Device Protection in iOS 17.3 to prevent thieves from accessing your personal data if they take your phone. Gordon Costa Mesa wants to know about a good laptop for basic needs. Mitch Goldstone, of ScanMyPhotos.com, will explain how small businesses can secure a portion of a $5.5 billion payment card settlement he secured. Apple will overhaul the App Store and Payments in Europe. Ed in Las Vegas wants to know about TabloTV. Matt in Seal Beach wants help with a mesh internet system that will handle super high internet speeds. Rich says to take a look at the new eero Max 7. Rich mentioned how much he loves the FlyFin AI app to help you find deductible expenses. BBB warns about getting “ghosted” by your tax preparer. The IRS Direct File is going to let users in 12 states file taxes for free, with some restrictions. The Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro now come in a new Mint color and are getting new features including Circle to Search and the 8 Pro can now be used to measure human body temperature. John Faulkner of CleanFleetReport will review the Kia EV 9. Ring is sunsetting it’s Request for Assistance Tool in the Neighbors app. Newegg Refreshed has refurbished products with a 90 day guarantee. U.S. Mobile has compelling new plans. Google’s Art Selfie 2 will transform your selfie into a work of art. If you want the Apple Car, you might have to wait until 2028. The T-Mobile Tuesdays App switches to T Life. 56 - January 27, 2024 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! Links may be affiliate. RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:48:52

Samsung S24 lineup, Apple Vision Pro & Top TV Picks

1/20/2024
Rich talked about going to San Jose for Samsung Unpacked to unveil the Galaxy S24 lineup. See the colors of the S24 Ultra here. Learn more about the phones here. Rich loves the new Google Circle to Search feature on Android phones, coming first to S24 series and Pixel 8 series on January 31 and later on the S23 series. Watch a demo of the Circle to Search feature. Terry in Seal Beach wants to know if his text messages will still come through even if he takes the SIM out of his phone. Rich mentioned that he loves a $15 product he found at CES called Gator Grip, which is basically a simple way to prop up your phone or tablet to watch videos and more. Ray Wong, tech reviewer at Inverse.com, will give his impressions of the new AI features on the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup Char in Colorado Springs is having trouble transferring her phone number to a new phone. John in Temecula is having issues getting his new Samsung A15 phone to connect to his mobile extender that only supports 4G. Rich recommends switching to WiFi calling. A caller in Venice is wondering if you can sync Gmail across various apps. Rich recommends using the Gmail app to do this or making sure the account is setup as IMAP in the native email app on iPhone. We played the Dionne Warwick song Do You Know the Way to San Jose? Rich mentioned the restaurant to go to in San Jose is Original Joe’s. Verizon is raising prices on older unlimited plans by $4 a month. Rich described what it’s like to wear Apple’s Vision Pro headset. Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern will join to share her thoughts on trying on Apple Vision Pro for the fourth time. Gladon in Long Beach has Spectrum and wants to get Disney+ for free. Rich says sign up at Spectrum first and then follow the directions to link a Disney+ account. Marshall in Reseda wants to know if there is a good USB flash drive for his Samsung phone. Rich recommends models from SanDisk and PNY. The Dolphins vs Chief’s playoff game aired exclusively on the streaming service Peacock and it was the most streamed event in history with over 23 million viewers. Katie in Century City wants to know if she can sign up for a new cellular provider but keep her old phone number from AT&T. Rich says yes, it’s called a Port out, just be sure to get a PIN from AT&T first. Turns out, browsing the web in Google Chrome’s Incognito mode isn’t so private after all. Rich loves the Perplexity AI app and recommends downloading it. Dennis in Corona wants to know if his Verizon phone will work with T-Mobile service. Rich says to use the IMEI checker on T-Mobile’s website to find out. TV reviewer Caleb Denison will share his top TV picks for Super Bowl Sunday. Meta will now nudge teens to close the app if they spend 10 minutes or more on Instagram on Reels or in DM’s late at night. Wall Street Journal says there’s a huge hidden cost to subscriptions. When Apple Vision pro launches, some prominent apps won’t be on board. Wirecutter has new picks for the best Wi-Fi mesh networking systems. Consumer Reports says Facebook users are monitored by thousands of companies. Norton launches a new AI tool called Norton Genie to help you figure out if a text, email or social media post is a scam. 55 - January 20, 2024 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! Links may be affiliate. RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:47:54

Best of CES 2024 & Bitcoin Explained

1/13/2024
Rich talked about CES 2024 and how it is back in a big way. The latest numbers say there are 135,000 visitors from 40 countries and 4000+ exhibitors to see. Rich has posted his highlights here. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO at the Consumer Technology Association talks CES 2024. You can watch Rich’s CES TV segments below: CES 2024: Transparent TVs, fingerprint locks, robots CES 2024: smarter cars and a self-docking boat CES 2024: TVs and smart glasses everywhere CES 2024: AI Baby Stroller, All Electric Grill & Apple Vision Pro The AI device Rabbit r1 got a lot of attention at CES. Rich talked about his experience at the Sphere in Las Vegas. The Postcard from Earth movie uses a unique new way of storytelling that involves a huge screen and elements like wind, scents, moving seats and more. It’s expensive but something to check out for sure. Rich also did a “splurge” dinner at the new Peter Luger steakhouse in Caesars Palace. It was incredible and a must-go if you visit Vegas. Apple Vision Pro will go on sale on February 2, and pre-orders begin on January 19. The device costs $3500, $150 extra for prescription lenses and $99 extra for readers. Steven asks: I use Apple Wallet all the time but I have store cards that I can’t store there. What would be the best digital wallet app for that? Rich says to check out an app called Stocard, but before you add it to the digital wallet app, download the official app for the retailer and see if they have the option to add the card to Apple Wallet or Google Wallet. Melody asks if she will be able to open Word documents if she stops paying for Office. Rich says Google Docs can handle this format and many other programs out there that are free. Michael Fisher, Creator and Co-Founder of Clicks, talks about his physical keyboard for the iPhone. Austrian company C-SEED showed off a 137-inch folding TV at CES 2024. Steve in Glendale wants to know if Facebook notifications saying his page violated terms is legit or not. Rich says it’s phishing and to ignore them. Also, consider adding an admin on a Business Facebook Page and two-factor authentication to protect it. If you do get hacked, go to facebook.com/hacked. Jamie in Tampa wants to know what type of antenna to get. Rich recommends Mohu Versa and an over-the-air DVR called Tablo. Brunswick demoed autonomous boat docking technology at CES 2024. Sameer Samat of Google, General Manager and Vice President of Android Ecosystem chats Google announcements at CES 2024. LG showed off the world’s first wireless transparent OLED TV at CES 2024. Ellie in Yorba Linda can’t seem to get her WiFi signal in every room of her house. Rich recommends a mesh networking system like Eero or Orbi. Ilya Pozin, Creator and Co-Founder of Telly, a free, ad-supported television set. Withings has a new at-home health device called BeamO which measures vitals with an ECG, oximeter, stethoscope and thermometer. Samsung unveiled an AI companion robot for the home called Ballie. Ben Weiss, CEO of CoinFlip explains what Bitcoin is and why the recent SEC ETF approval is such a big deal. If you got gift cards over the holidays, check the balance! There are so many scams going around where people grab the numbers and drain the funds. Places to check for antenna channels: www.watchnextgentv.com https://www.antennaweb.org/ There is a new GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker. Amazon-owned Zoox showed off its first autonomous ride-hailing car. Current Backyard's Electric Grill Won a CES 2024 Innovation Award. 54 - January 11, 2024 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:01:48:03

Facebook intros "link history" tracking & are cheaper cell phone plans worth it?

1/6/2024
Rich takes a trip down CES memory lane with some of his favorite viral moments. First CES 2006 with CNET Laundry folding machine, CES 2019 AI-powered pizza machine, CES 2020 Rich hosts digital CES 2021 Humanoid robot CES 2022 Ring Car Cam and Drone, CES 2023 Thurman in Winchester, MA wants to know if an MVNO discount cell service is worth it or reliable. Rich says to check WhistleOut to compare. Some Verizon customers are getting an email about a class action settlement due to administrative charges on their bill. It is legitimate and you can get up to $100 if you submit a claim. Brian Comiskey, futurist at CTA, will talk about what to expect from this year’s CES 2024 in Las Vegas. David in Yorba Linda wants to replace his phone with the best camera for photos and videos. Rich says iPhone 15 Pro is overall best for photos and videos, but Pixel 8 Pro takes amazing photos and Samsung S23 Ultra is excellent overall but the wait until the S24 is unveiled to make a decision. Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy S24 smartphones at an event on January 17, 2024 in San Jose. The phones are expected to get a big dose of AI smarts. If you pay for Spectrum TV, you can now get Disney+ for free. Details here. Fred in Pasadena wants to know about communication, should his company stick with Slack. Karen in Charter Oak, CA has a pile of hard drives and wants to recover the data off of them. Rich recommends a USB or Dock to connect to the computer and if that doesn’t work, you can call a data doctor to help. Facebook has a new feature called “link history” and it tracks 30 days of the links you click to improve the ads Facebook shows you. You can toggle this feature off. Here’s how. Lyft looked at rider data from New Year’s Eve and found that cities with colder winters tend to have a higher percentage of riders going out on New Year’s Eve. Titania Jordan, author/founder, Parenting in a Tech World and Bark Technologies' Chief Parent Officer will talk about what parents need to know about child and teen safety online. Hope in Hemet wants to know if cable companies offer VOIP or landlines. John in Palm Springs got a new Samsung phone and can’t find some of his photos. Rich recommends going to Google Photos and Onedrive from a desktop computer to check. Then, on the old phone open the My Files app and tap photos to see if the pictures are there. Clicks launches a physical keyboard for the iPhone. Microsoft Copilot now available on iOS and Android. Google is throwing the entire online advertising industry into upheaval by eliminating third-party cookies from Chrome by the end of 2024. Chris Hoffman from the Windows Intelligence newsletter will join to chat Windows tips and tricks. Mentioned: Rufus, PowerToys Amazon Prime Video will start to show ads on TV shows and Movies on January 29. Vizio will pay $3M to California TV buyers due to alleged misleading refresh rates. Apple Fitness + adds new features for 2024 including Sound meditation and free Time to Walk Podcasts. Tech writer Katie Notoupolus says 1.2x is the perfect speed to listen to podcasts and audiobooks. A 13-year-old boy “beat” Tetris after playing 157 levels. 53 - January 6, 2024 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram and Facebook. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:47:11

Last show of 2023: Listener Questions & Feedback

12/30/2023
Rich opens the mailbag for the show to answer listener questions and share feedback, reflecting on a full year of the show. Portions of the show are best of. Interviews: Ember smart baby bottle Larissa May #halfthestory project Google Pixel Arc electric boat Farmer's Fridge salad vending machine Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! See the Rich On Tech Show Wiki here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:51:57

Preventing Tech Headaches & Configuring Emergency Contacts

12/23/2023
Rich talked about how everything is on demand these days. He used to have to wait for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to air once a year during the holidays. Now you can just buy or stream anything you want on demand. Seraphine asks why the audio and video is out of sync on a particular TV channel. Fred chimed in via email to say it’s probably because they are compressing the signal too much. Ryan Greene, founder of tech support company GoGoQuincy will join to share 5 Preemptive Tech Steps to take today to prevent tech headaches tomorrow. Richard in San Bernardino says no one remembers phone numbers anymore. Mike in Los Angeles says his Samsung phone automatically dials 911 and the voice assistant activates when he puts in the car holder. Rich says the holder is pressing the side button and to get a new holder. Rich likes the custom holders from ProClip. Bird scooter is filing for bankruptcy. Dr. Chris Pierson, a cybersecurity expert with Blackcloak.io, will share tips on how to keep your digital life safe and protected. Carmen in Hollywood lost access to her work WiFi and wants to know if the password is stored on her phone. It is but only if it’s a saved network. You can check on Samsung by going to Settings > Connections > Wifi > (three dots) > Advanced Settings > Manage networks. Tap a network to see the password. On iPhone, go to Settings > WiFi > Edit > KNOWN NETWORKS. Tap the (i) and then tap Password to see it. Regulators are proposing new rules to protect kids online. Ernie in La Mirada wants to know if virus pop-ups on his phone are real. Rich says to go through the list of installed apps and uninstall any you don’t know or recognize. Then, clear the history on your web browser and restart your phone. Carrie in Torrance wants to know how emergency contacts can call through when the iPhone is on Do Not Disturb. Contacts > Contact > Edit > Ringtone > Emergency Bypass On Android, go to Settings > Notifications > Do not disturb > Calls and messages and choose the people you want to be able to “breakthrough.” Android’s Nearby Share is getting rebranded as Quick Share. Looking for an AirDrop that works across iPhone and Android and even Windows and Mac Computers? Try Pairdrop.net. Just go to the website from any browser and any two devices on the same WiFi network can swap photos, videos, files and more quickly and with no sign-in —Via Jared Newman’s excellent Advisorator newsletter. Gene in San Francisco is unhappy with the SiriusXM update on iPhone and wants to know if there’s a way to go back to the old app. Xfinity has a data breach impacting an estimated 36 million people. WSJ has a must-read piece on how a thief broke into hundreds of iPhones and stole thousands of dollars from victims. Watch the YouTube video, too, and learn how to protect yourself. Mercedes will use turquoise exterior lights to let other drivers know the car is self-driving Bill Raduchel, author of "The Bleeding Edge: My Six Decades at the Forefront of the Tech Revolution" will chat about key takeaways from from a career in technology. Bill explained the term “abstraction layer,” which is a piece of technology that does work without the need to specify how it works. Bill in Oshkosh, WI is thankful for the Orcam 3, which helps his low-vision son see. Google will pay over $700 in a settlement related to the Play Store. iMazing 3 Beta is now available for Windows and macOS. 051 - December 23, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:43:48

Tech Nostalgia & eBay Selling Secrets Revealed

12/16/2023
Rich visited a newly remodeled Best Buy and realized there were no more CDs or DVDs! This led him to take a trip down memory lane of all the technology that is no longer around, like VCR’s, the Walkman, Tube TV’s, Fax Machines, Camcorders and more. Mike in Ventura asks why computers don’t have DVD drives built in anymore! Craig in Des Moines says he just got the Samsung A14 smartphone and wants to learn more about the features. Andrew O'Hara of AppleInsider joined to talk about new features in iOS 17.2. Apple is adding a new feature called Stolen Device Protection to the iPhone in a future update, based on WSJ reporting. Gerald in Simi Valley takes us on a trip down memory lane with technology. Ron in Canoga Park has a Pixel 4a but the software updates have run out. Should he upgrade? Rich recommends getting the Pixel 8 over the 7a because it will get 7 years of software updates, compared to 4 for the a model. Ron in Orange County needs to adopt a CRM, but wants something simple. Rich recommends checking out offerings from companies like HubSpot, Zoho and FreshSales. Spend time on the website and see which one appeals most to your needs. Is your smartphone listening to you? One media company says yes. Vivian in Sun City, CA is having issues getting her phone unlocked to switch carriers. E3 is permanently shutting down. Marsha Collier, author of eBay for Dummies, joined to talk about tips and tricks for selling on eBay. Beverly in Los Angeles wants to know the safest way to send a W9 form. Rich says to look for a file-sharing service that is end-to-end encrypted. ProtonDrive is free up to 1 gigabyte and Wormhole has a super easy, no sign-up drag-and-drop interface. The Opera GX web browser has added a Panic Button! Tap it and it will quickly mute and pause playback from all open tabs and open a new window with a safe “bland” website. Manuel wants to shop for some computers for his kids and himself and needs some recommendations. This is a helpful guide. Instagram has a fun new AI tool that can replace the background in your photo with anything you can imagine! The TSA will test a self-service screening system at the Las Vegas airport. Neil in Los Angeles found out that his new hearing aids won’t work with his Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. Should he upgrade? Rich recommends going with the Samsung S23 FE for its combination of features and value. Microsoft Office launches in VR on the Meta Quest headset. Apple now lets you buy a replacement case for the AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C. Reddit users have a solution for a Safari message that says “systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer.” You can try switching off iCloud Private Relay or your VPN to fix it. iOS 17.2 brings back the ability to change the default notification sound on the iPhone. Rocket Homes has a new AI-powered CarPlay feature that lets you browse nearby homes for sale as you drive in neighborhoods. FCC votes to ban early termination fees for cable and satellite TV service. Volvo and ChargePoint launch 50 fast chargers at Starbucks between Denver and Seattle. Feedbag: Laura asks if I’ve ever mentioned voice isolation on the iPhone. It’s a cool feature! Janice is sad because the Mini Karaoke machine I mentioned on TV is sold out on Amazon. Looks like it’s back in stock! 050 - December 16, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:49:10

iMessage Almost Comes to Android & Google Maps Navigation Hack

12/9/2023
Rich talked about the potential security risk of handing our unlocked phones over to strangers to take our photo. Social media posts say Amazon accounts are hacked because Lockers were added as shipping addresses. Snopes says it’s not true. Ian in Durango, CO says if you want to stream movies and other content for free, check out Archive.org, they have a ton of free stuff to consume. Gmail spam filters just got one of their biggest upgrades in years. Eric Migicovsky, Co-Founder of Beeper to talk Beeper Mini, which (attempts to) bring iMessage to Android. John in Moorpark, CA wants to know why YouTube audio sometimes speeds up. Rich says to check the speed settings using the gear icon. You can also try clearing browser cache. Bob in San Fernando Valley can’t record anything from TV anymore because his cable box won’t allow it. Robin in Fallbrook, CA wants to get internet at her second home in the desert, but doesn’t want to spend a ton. Rich recommends getting a phone plan with a big hotspot allotment and using that. Or check out 5G Home Internet plans from T-Mobile, Verizon or AT&T. If that doesn’t work, check out satellite internet options including Starlink. DoorDash is offering free package pickups for holiday returns through December 30. Uber has a similar promotion. Ring sent an email to customers about their FTC settlement and reassures them that employees can only view their video recordings under certain limited circumstances. Amazon will no longer accept Venmo as a form of payment. Mitch Lee, one of the founders of Arc, a startup building all electric performance speed boats. Chris in Glendale wants to use Waze and Google Maps but sometimes her phone doesn’t have a connection. Rich says to toggle the WiFi off from Control Center and download Offline Maps on Google Maps or Apple Maps. Waze doesn’t seem to support offline maps. Disney is testing Hulu inside the Disney+ app, the two apps will merge in March 2024. Talk to Santa in AR by going to AskSanta.app Naz in Irvine has Cox triple play but wants to know if she can save money by splitting it up. Steven Aquino, a freelance tech journalist covering accessibility and assistive technologies joined to explain Microsoft’s Seeing AI app, Apple’s Personal Voice feature and PlayStation’s accessible controller. YouTube Premium prices will jump for grandfathered subscribers in January. If you have a Pixel phone, there’s new 911 functionality you should toggle on. Personal Safety App > Your Info > Emergency info access > Share during emergency call Apple Podcasts is coming to Tesla vehicles in the holiday software update. Threads adds Hashtags but they’re called tags and don’t have the # symbol. Jimmy Stewart’s AI voice is reading a new bedtime story in the Calm app. 049 - December 9, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:49:48

Rich's Holiday Gift Picks & Removing Duplicate Pictures

12/2/2023
Rich talked about some of his favorite gadgets for the holiday shopping season. Darren asks how to turn off read receipts for his texts on a Samsung S23+ Angelina asks if she should get her son the Quest 3. He has the Quest 2. Larry asks if it’s OK to give out the serial number and IMEI of the iPhone he wants to sell to a potential buyer. Swappa has a free IMEI checker. Steve Tcherchian of XYPRO Technology will talk about NameDrop, FaceID security, physical phone security and open WiFi networks and VPN’s. Christine in Huntington Beach asks why she can no longer press # to skip a person’s voicemail. That’s because Apple has toggled on a new feature called Live Voicemail and now your phone is “intercepting” voicemails to transcribe what the caller is saying on screen. You can toggle this under Settings > Phone > Live Voicemail Robin asks how to get rid of duplicate photos on the iPhone. You can use the Duplicates finder under Photos App > Albums > Duplicates or try the apps Gemini or Swipewipe Debbie in the Smokey Mountains asks why text message sounds interrupt her phone calls. Rich says to check the settings under Messages > Settings > Hear outgoing and incoming message sounds. WhatsApp has a new feature called Secret Code for Chat Lock. Fred in Camarillo asks why he can no longer AirPlay from his phone to Apple TV. Apple and Google have named their best apps of 2023. Scott Knapp, Amazon’s Director of Worldwide Buyer Risk Prevention will explain how to avoid popular holiday shopping scams that involve Amazon. Amazon Top 100ish Gifts list for holiday shopping ideas! Liz in San Jose says her AirPods are not connecting to her iPhone 15 Pro. Rick in Clinton, Mississippi found an iPhone 7 and wants to know how to reset it to factory settings. You can try a standard Restore or a deeper DFU Restore. Keep in mind the phone might be locked to an account. Brenda in Anaheim has a question about the OnePlus Open. Gary wants a dash cam that will let him remotely monitor his dog in his car. Rich says to check out Ring Car Cam, Nexar connected cam, Owlcam, Garmin Live cam and BlackVue LTE cams. Keep in mind you will have to pay a monthly or yearly fee for the cellular connection. Mario in Riverside wants to recover deleted files on an external hard drive. Rich says to check out data recovery programs like Recuva, EaseUS, and Stellar. If you don’t want to DIY, look up a data doctor or data recovery specialist on Yelp. AJ Forsythe of Coop talks about his smart chicken coop. Tesla delivered it’s first Cybertrucks. Evernote is now limiting free users to just 50 notes. Google’s Nest cameras can now use AI to tell you when your garage door is open. Feedbag Jeff from Frisco, Texas shares the portable charger he loves. Chuck says he bought the OnePlus Fold and loves it. Steve shared his road trip story of how long it took to drive his Mustang EV from Orange County to Lake Tahoe. He says chargers need to get better. Listeners recommended their favorite apps. Ana recommends CamScanner. Chris like Scannable and the recipe app Paprika. Yvonne like RV Parky and Ground News. 048 - December 2, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:48:27

Rich's Favorite Apps & Best Portable Battery Chargers

11/25/2023
Rich discusses a wide range of technology-related topics, beginning with a focus on holiday shopping and tech gift ideas. He talks to Jacob Palmer of BestReviews.com to highlight top-rated tech gifts and discusses privacy concerns associated with smart gadgets, featuring insights from Jen Caltrider of the Mozilla Foundation's Privacy Not Included initiative. The episode also features Matt Swider from TheShortcut.com, who shares strategies for savvy holiday shopping, including how to spot genuine deals and avoid misleading ones. Rich shares his personal favorite apps, offering insights into their functionalities and cross-platform capabilities. These include Artifact, Google Photos, ChatGPT, Omnivore, Email Me, Telegram, Day One, Libby, Opener, What3Words, Whisper Memos, Sunshine Contacts, and more. The podcast also addresses various listener questions, emails and voicemails, covering topics such as using an Apple Watch with an Android phone, understanding two-factor authentication apps, and managing online privacy and security. Please note: calls are previously recorded. Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv Happy Thanksgiving! Guests: Matt Swider of TheShortcut.com talks about best holiday shopping strategies. Jen Caltrider of Mozilla Foundation’s Privacy Not Included talks about gadget privacy concerns this holiday shopping season. Jacob Palmer of BestReviews.com shares top rated gift ideas to shop for this holiday season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:51:57

Emergency phone setup & smart holiday shopping

11/18/2023
Rich talked about how he set up his holiday lights this week and the smart home voice actions he set up weren’t working. Turns out his wife unplugged the lights because she couldn’t remember the voice command to turn them off. Rich talked about his work Friendsgiving and how it was surprisingly fun, but everyone was sharing via AirDrop. Here’s how to share photos and videos with Samsung Quick Share and Android Nearby Share. Morris in Studio City wants to know why the CD’s he’s duplicating are skipping. Apple is finally adopting RCS for better messaging between iPhone and Android. Users will be able to send full resolution photos and videos, see typing indicators, read receipts and more. Julie Ramhold, Consumer Analyst with DealNews.com talks Black Friday strategies. Bob in Oro Valley, Arizona is wondering how to block a repeat spam caller. Rich recommends using the built in Block Caller feature on iOS, Samsung or Android. Jim in Hesperia is wondering why his Nest speakers won’t connect to his Wi-Fi network. He’s getting an error message about AP Isolation. Sam Altman, one of the creators of ChatGPT, is out at OpenAI. Jack in Anaheim is interested in blurring out his home’s photo on Zillow and Google Maps. He was also confused when trying to sign up for ChatGPT. Rich says to make sure you’re going to the official website here. Edgar Dworsky, founder of Consumer World will share top tips to get a deal on Black Friday. Apple is extending the free trial of Emergency SOS via Satellite for an additional year for iPhone 14 owners. Karen in Orange County is getting unauthorized charges from PayPal. Rich recommends logging into the PayPal website and going to Settings > Payments and scroll down to Automatic Payments. Then, select a subscription and choose Remove PayPal as payment method. Bill in Altadena wants to know how to get rid of the Alexa command on the smart plug. Rich recommends ensuring the routine is deleted. If that doesn’t work, you can reset the device and/or remove it from the Alexa App. Then, factory reset the device and add it to Alexa again. Take a few minutes to check the emergency settings on your iPhone, Samsung or Pixel. Instructions here. Buzz in Walnut Creek, CA wants some recommendations for good front and back dash cams. Rich mentioned popular brands including Vantrue, Thinkware, Nexar, VAVA, Garmin and Rich personally likes the Ring Car Cam. Vitaly Pecharsky of Slickdeals highlights some of the top deals out there for the holiday shopping season. Zelle is going to start refunding people who get caught up in imposter scams and send money to people they shouldn’t. Verizon offers an Unlimited cloud backup for $14 a month. Amazon will sell Hyundai cars online. How to activate higher quality streaming on your wireless plan. 046 - November 18, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv RichonTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:48:58

Wearable AI assistant & end of an era for Chuck E. Cheese animatronics

11/11/2023
Rich talked about how it’s the end of an era for animatronics at Chuck E Cheese. Google has a new way to shop for deals. Just search “shop deals” to see notable price drops on various items across the web. Need to send a document to your Kindle? Just drag and drop it on the webpage at https://www.amazon.com/sendtokindle A startup named Humane is making a screenless AI assistant “pin” you wear. Jeremy Caplan with the Wonder Tools newsletter. Caplan is Director of Teaching & Learning at CUNY's Grad School of Journalism and share AI tools each week. He mentioned tools including Oasis, AudioPen and bloks. Jeff in Jackson, Mississippi asks about what to look for in a good smart TV. Spotify is adding free audiobook listening for premium subscribers. Patti: What are your thoughts on the $3 version of TotalAV for iPad? Joan in San Diego has a bunch of leftover ink, will it work in a new printer. Louis in Riverside shared an update about an iPhone inherited from a deceased family member. He was able to figure out the PIN code and get into the phone to save the data on there and continue to use it. Rich recommends setting a legacy contact for Google and Apple. Jerry in Hatfield, PA wants make a Google Sheets with customizable recipe proportions. Here’s a good way to do that. Brian Heater, hardware editor at TechCrunch, talks about his hands on time with the Humane AI Pin. Paul emails and says his Safari seems to infected with a virus, making it difficult to search the web. Rich says it’s probably a “search helper” malware and to delete any extensions you might not recognize. You can do this on Chrome, too. Sara in Ventura asks if a teacher can control the computers in the classroom. Yes. Howard wants to know how to find a link mentioned on the show. You can go to the show Wiki at richontech.tv/wiki Eva emails and says she has thousands of photos she wants to scan at a high resolution. Rich recommends a scanner with a feeder like the Epson FF680W. Flat bed scanners will be cheaper, but will take longer. Look for one that supports a high resolution. Mike commented on Eva’s email, saying he’s scanned tens of thousands of slides and negatives and generally picks a DPI between 2430 and 3200. He uses an Epson flatbed scanner and scans up to 12 slides at a time or 24 photos on negatives at a time and uses software called Silver Fast. Rich mentioned apps to scan photos and negatives including PhotoScan and Photomyne. Rich reviewed the Xumo Stream Box. QuakeAlertUSA App is shutting down, download MyShake or use the earthquake settings in Android to get alerts. Lifehacker explains the difference between a Router and a Modem. Jefferson Graham of PhotoWalksTV explains how he captured an epic 10 day time lapse in Manhattan Beach with both the iPhone and Samsung. He’ll share tips on how to take similar videos and which phone performed better. Apps mentioned: Lapse It, Blackmagic Camera and Moment Rich challenged Jefferson to do a video for a website called Window Swap. Amazon adds a new Prime member perk for $9 a month you can join One Medical and get unlimited virtual visits. You can now order groceries from Amazon Fresh stores even without a Prime membership for free pickup or delivery, for a fee. Buc-ee’s and Mercedes are teaming up to install EV chargers at various locations. I was in awe when I stumbled upon this place. Here’s my video. There’s a new settlement involving Apple Gift Cards. Watch out for related scams. *** 045 - November 11, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv RichOnTech.tv/wiki See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:01:50:12

Mint alternatives & avoiding online selling scams

11/4/2023
044 - November 4, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv Rich talked about how he noticed his Halloween low light photos are getting better over the years as smartphone cameras and sensors continue to improve. He also explained how he books flights using Google Flights and loves the website Point.me, which helps you make the most of your rewards points. Use code RICHONTECH to get your first month for $1. Rich shared his road test thoughts on the Rivian R1S SUV. Overall, he loved the rugged good looks and creature comforts, but charging it fast and on the road proved to be a challenge. Consumer Reports tested USB-C and Lightning cables to find the most durable. The winners? Apple’s and Amazon Basics. John in Los Angeles asks if there’s a service provider that can forward emails from his domain to his Gmail inbox. Rich says he uses Hover for this purpose and it’s only $5 a year. Use this referral link and it might save you a few bucks. Michael emailed to say Cloudflare does something similar. There’s a new Beatles song called Now and Then and it was made possible thanks to AI. Chuck in Laguna Nigel asks about plug in hybrid vehicles. HBO Max is downgrading features for longtime subscribers on the grandfathered $15.99 plan. Terry in Temecula is having issues accessing ChatGPT. He keeps getting error messages. Rich says to clear the cookies and cache for the website and that should help. Rich also recommended checking out other AI options including Claude AI and Google’s Bard. You can now move the URL/Address bar on Chrome for iOS to the bottom of the screen to match what Safari did in iOS 16. Mickey in Camarillo wants to know if gift cards can be used online or in store. Rich says it depends, so be sure to check the gift card redemption details before you buy. Also, check out Raise for discounted gift cards. The cashback shopping app Ibotta is giving away free Thanksgiving dinners. Steven in San Diego is wondering what to do now that Mint is shutting down. Rich says there are two types of alternatives: those that help you budget and those that help you see all of your financial accounts in one place. At the end of the day it will come down to which app you like best and if you want to pay for the service. Check out CoPilot, Monarch, PocketGuard, YNAB, EveryDollar and Empower. For budgeting, Rich says he uses a simple Excel spreadsheet. Page emailed to say they like Quicken Simplifi for finances. Rich has been checking out CoPilot. Use my referral code QXCTP4 to get 2 months free. Stephanie shared a story about how she got scammed by trying to sell something on Facebook Marketplace. She ended up calling a phony Zelle number she quickly found on Google. Elsa in Playa Del Rey asks if she should do the free trial for NETGEAR Armor. Also, Elsa mentioned the free privacy email service from DuckDuckGo. Louis in Riverside is trying to set up a passed down iPhone but it has an activation lock enabled. Larissa May is a digital wellness activist and the founder of #HalfTheStory, a non-profit focused on educating, advocating and mitigating the harms associated with social media and tech use. Helpful apps Larissa mentioned: OneSec and Opal App. Apple is quietly discontinuing it’s voice based $5 Apple Music plan. Apple has new M3 chips, new laptops and a new iMac. If you’re looking for more free streaming options, check out Xumo Play. Samsung might launch the S24 even earlier next year. Apple Arcade is getting new games for the holiday season. Rich downloaded Knotwords+ and it’s a fun twist on a word puzzler. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:01:49:06

How to avoid malware & best password managers

10/28/2023
043 - October 28, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv Rich talked about how the concert going experience has been modernized by technology including digital tickets, self serve concessions and more. Marvin in Colorado asked what the baseball card scanning app I mentioned a long time ago on the show. It’s called CollX. Apple is holding an event called Scary Fast on October 30. New Mac computers are expected. Apple is raising prices for streaming services. Mark Stockley, Senior Threat Intelligence Researcher at Malwarebytes joined to explain what Malware is and how to avoid and remove it. Melody in Carlsbad, CA says she got an email about a Geek Squad and is wondering if they are trying to scam her. Mark in Winnetka, CA can’t seem to remove URL icons he’s dragged to the desktop. Rich says to try dragging the icon into the Recycle bin or select the icon and hit the Shift and Del keys at the same time. You might need to sign in with Admin access to complete the action. Cruise pauses driverless car operations in all of it’s markets. Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. Wonder game for the Switch is a lot of fun and Rich recommends it for holiday gifts or just to play yourself! Malware and Phishing continues to get worse. Mary Jean got a new iPhone and wants to transfer her old information, but can’t find the security PIN. Edwin has a Dell computer and wants a USB microphone for it so he can do ham radio. Rich recommends a Yeti or similar. He also likes the Tula mic and the MiCreator Studio if you want something more premium. Google has a free new tool to help you create AI images. Rich is testing out the Samsung S23 FE, which is a good phone at a nice price of $599, but Rich suspects it will be even cheaper over the holidays. Doreen in Simi Valley has a problem with the neighbor’s dog barking and wants to try a device called Dog Silencer Max. John in Moorepark asks about which password manager is best for someone who only uses an iPhone. Rich likes iCloud Keychain for this, but also recommends Google Passwords and Bitwarden for free, Dashlane and ProtonPass for paid. Carlette in Alpine has issues with programs not opening her phone videos. Rich suspects it is recording videos in a high efficiency format. Did you know you can open QR codes on the iPhone by tapping and pressing on the onscreen code? Pause ads are making their way into popular streaming services. Luke Heine co-founder and co-director of the Fair Opportunity Project. They’ve built an AI chatbot to help students fill out and understand the FAFSA. Bobo shared a real estate rental scam that happened to him and you should be aware of. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:49:35

OnePlus Open foldable phone & cybersecurity tips

10/21/2023
042 - October 21, 2023 Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv Rich talks about his experience renting a Tesla. Bottom line: it’s a ton of fun to rent but be prepared to learn how to drive it if you haven’t before, and take charging into consideration. Carmen in Hollywood wants to know how to restore her messages in WhatsApp. Netflix is raising prices. Here are direct links to cancel streaming subscriptions. Isavel emailed to ask if she can use her daughters old Apple Watch even though she doesn’t use an iPhone. Rich recommends using Family Setup to set it up. Rob in Los Angeles wants to know if he can switch to a different authenticator app. Franchesca in Los Angeles wants to known how to operate her new smartphone. Mickey in Camarillo wants to know when to use a VPN. Rich recommends listening to the interview on a recent show. Rich mentioned the Emergency SOS over satellite feature on the iPhone 14 and 15 models and how you should familiarize yourself with them. If you’re Android and want a similar feature, check out the moto defy satellite link. Jerry in Northridge wants to know if it’s still safe to run macOS Sonoma. Rich says yes as long as it’s getting security updates. You can check this website for more information on software End of Life. Marcel Campos talks about the OnePlus Open foldable phone Firoza in Los Angeles wants to know about the dual SIM feature on the iPhone, especialy for staying connected overseas. Joanie on X wants to know how to switch to taking lower resolution photos on the iPhone. Rich says you can switch back to 12 megapixels by going to Settings > Camera > Formats > Photo Mode > 12 MP Tom asks on X if he should buy an Apple Watch band on Amazon or direct from Apple. Rich says go with an official band from Apple. He also likes Nomad bands. Consumer Reports has an app called Permission Slip that can help you submit requests to ask companies to delete or not sell your data. Apple has a new lower priced Apple Pencil. T-Mobile is raising prices for some unlimited plans but you will have the option to opt out. IRS is piloting a free, direct filing system for the 2024 tax season. Tatiana in Banning, CA wants to know why her YouTube Premium account isn’t working. Google has launched a Magnifer app for Pixel phones to help low vision users. Michael Sinno, Google Cybersecurity Expert with tips on how to protect yourself online. Wirecutter has a fresh set of picks for the best retro-looking tabletop radios. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:49:31

Hands on with Pixel 8 phones & VPNs explained

10/7/2023
040 - October 7, 2023 - Wiki Page Rich DeMuro talks tech news, tips, gadget reviews and conducts interviews in this weekly show. Airs 11 AM - 2 PM PT on KFI AM 640 and syndicated on stations nationwide through Premiere Networks. Stream live on the iHeartRadio App or subscribe to the podcast. Follow Rich on X, Instagram, Facebook and Threads. Call 1-888-RICH-101 (1-888-742-4101) to join in! RichOnTech.tv Rich discusses the new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones, new AI camera features like Best Take and how Google is pledging to support them with updates for 7 years. Michael in Laguna Beach believes he was hacked and wants to make sure he doesn’t get hacked again. Rich says to get a new credit card number and sign up for a free credit monitoring through a site like Credit Karma or WalletHub. Mary emailed and asked why the iPhone keeps changing the brightness even when she manually adjusts the slider. You can override this setting by going into Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size and scroll down to Auto-Brightness. Keep in mind this might affect Battery Life. Stephanie Scott, Product Manager at Google, discusses the new Pixel 8 smartphones. Robert in Seal Beach asks when to use a VPN. 23andMe says user data was hacked. Apple says iOS 17.0.3 should fix the overheating bugs on the iPhone 15 models. Google says the Pixel Watch 2 smartwatch is a lot better than the first model. Elsa in Playa Del Rey wants an email besides Gmail. Rich says to check out Outlook.com, ProtonMail and iCloud email if you don’t mind sticking with Apple ecosystem long term. Amazon Prime Big Deal Days kick off for 48 hours on October 10. Sandeep Waraich, Director, Product Management for Google Wearables, discusses the Pixel Watch 2. Kevin in San Diego says his ex-girlfriend has hacked into his phone. Rich says to remove any unknown Apple devices on your account, change his Apple ID password, set up two factor authentication and then format the phone and reinstall everything manually. Also, log out of all active sessions on your various accounts like Google and Facebook. Google has introduced the Chromebook Plus designation as a standard for Chromebooks with higher end specs. Jim in Costa Mesa wants to know the advantage of Android vs iOS. Samsung introduced three lower priced alternatives to it’s flagship products: the S23 FE, Galaxy Tab S9 FE and the Galaxy Buds FE. FE stands for Fan Edition, these products pack many top-tier features at a lower price point than their flagship products. They also come in fun colors. Sam Rubin, KTLA Entertainment anchor, discusses his experience seeing U2 at the Las Vegas Sphere. David Huerta, senior digital security trainer at Freedom of the Press Foundation, explains how to pick the best VPN. He recommends TunnelBear, Mullvad and iVPN. Ring is giving away $1 million dollars if you capture an extraterrestrial on your video camera. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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